Ellen Page (born Ellen Philpotts-Page, 21.2.1987) Ellen Page is a Canadian actress. She rose to fame with the release of Juno, for which she earned herself Golden Globe and Academy Award Best Actress nominations.
Childhood: Ellen Page was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her mother, Martha Philpotts, is a teacher and her father, Dennis Page, is a graphic designer. Ellen Page studied at the Halifax Grammar School and then at Shambhala School, from which she graduated in 2005.
Page then attended the Vaughan Road Academy, which was also attended by the actor Mark Rendall.
Acting Career: Ellen Page's acting career began when she was 10 years old, when she appeared in the TV film Pit Pony. This led to a number of other roles, including playing Treena Lahey in the second series of Trailer Park Boys. At the age of 16, Page was cast in Mouth to Mouth, an independent film that was filmed in Europe.
In 2005, Ellen Page starred in Hard Candy, alongside Patrick Wilson. The intense psychological thriller earned Ellen Page a number of positive reviews.
Page then appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, playing Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat, a girl that has the ability to walk through walls.
With the release of 2007's Juno, Ellen Page's notoriety was on the rise. She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as the pregnant teen, but she lost out to Marion Cotillard's performance in La Vie En Rose. Juno also starred Michael Cera, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner.
The following year, Ellen Page starred in Smart People. The movie had been filmed prior to Juno, but was not premiered until the 2008 Sundance Festival. Smart People also starred Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church.
Page was cast in Drew Barrymore's Whip It! The light-hearted roller-derby film also stars Juliette Lewis and Marcia Gay Harden. In 2009, she appeared in Peacock, alongside Susan Sarandon, Cillian Murphy and Josh Lucas.
In May 2009, Ellen Page featured in an episode of The Simpsons that parodied Hannah Montana. The character played by Page was named Alaska Nebraska.
Personal Life: Ellen Page has a pet dog named Patti, after Patti Smith, one of her musical heroes.
The Luke Skywalker actor ventured to the dark side for the star studded event in Los Angeles.
Mark Hamill surprised and delighted Star Wars diehards on Thursday evening in Los Angeles, when he appeared at a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back at the Ace Hotel Theatre. Hamill joined stars including Jessica Alba, Aaron Paul and Ellen Page at the reading, which was hosted by director Jason Reitman as part of Film Independent’s Live Read series.
Mark Hamill took on a different role during a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back
But Hamill wasn't in his familiar role of Luke Skywalker, instead he joined the dark side for the evening, reading the role The Emperor as well as mimicking Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the audience gave the Star Wars icon a standing ovation Hamill joked, “I hope I pass the audition.”
If you only watch one video this week, make it this one. True Detective fans, this is required viewing.
Ellen Page and Kate Mara are two of Hollywood’s favourite sweethearts, but we love them even more (if that’s even possible) after their True Detective parody for Funny or Die. Possibly inspired by the news from earlier this week that Vince Vaughn and Collin Farrell will be joining the HBO hit, the starlets filmed their own take on the show. It’s called Tiny Detectives and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
If Ellen Page doesn't star in True Detective, HBO should definitely consider a spinoff, based on Tiny Detective.
The premise: since people were unhappy with the new True Detective cast, HBO have decided to re-cast. But with Page at 5’1’’ and Mara not exactly towering at 5’2’’, their characters have had to take a very… creative approach to detective work. For one, they can’t see the evidence half the time. Also, they sometimes have to sit on magazines to see over the dashboard of their cop car. And I won’t spoil the rest, but you won’t make it past the 1:10 mark without laughing, that’s for sure. Basically, go watch the video right now. You know, just in case you needed a reminder of why these two are awesome. Or if you have an afternoon or so, you could just dive straight into a pit of three-minute comedy videos. No judgement.
Kate Mara and Ellen Page send up 'True Detective' as 'Tiny Detectives' in a Funny or Die sketch.
Kate Mara at New York Fashion Week 2014.
Vicky Beeching has come out as gay.
Vicky Beeching, the theologian and Christian singer-songwriter, says she has been overwhelmed by the support after revealing her sexuality in public for the first time. Beeching came out during an interview in Thursday's Independent (August 14, 2014).
Vicky Beeching came out this week
Beeching discussed the emotional and physical trauma she had suffered trying to reconcile her homosexuality with her religious beliefs during childhood.
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Sandra Bullock's stalker allegedly had a notebook filled with pictures of the actress and writings suggesting he had been watching her house for days before he broke into her Hollywood home. Bullock was awoken on 8th June to discover a man outside her bedroom door and recently obtained documents show the extent of Joshua Corbett's obsession with the 'Gravity' actress.
A series of search warrants obtained by a US entertainment website detail the terrifying encounter actress Sandra Bullock endured when a stalker broke into her house at the beginning of June.
Sandra Bullock discovered her stalker outside her bedroom door in June.
Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men return in the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who again stirs plenty of meaty subtext beneath the thrilling action. He also has one of the best casts imaginable, including Oscar winners, cinema royalty, rising stars and matinee idols.
Best of all, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) returns to the fold after two less-than-thrilling solo adventures. He's at the centre of everything here, as Professor X and Magneto (Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen) ask Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine's consciousness back 50 years to 1973. His mission is to prevent Dr Trask (Peter Dinklage) from inventing mutant-hunting robots, because they will go out of control and cause a present-day dystopia in which mutants and anyone who sympathises with them are killed. But Wolverine's biggest task will be to get the then-feuding Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) to work together to keep renegade mutant Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) from making everything worse.
Thankfully, Simon Kinberg's script doesn't worry too much about the whole time-travel thing, shrugging off dubious logic by keeping the focus on the characters. And there are a lot of people to keep an eye on, which makes the film sometimes feel a bit crowded and leaves some characters barely on-screen at all (blink and you'll miss Anna Paquin's Rogue). The best newbie is Evan Peters' Quicksilver, who gets the film's most entertaining sequence as he races around tweaking an action sequence frame by frame. Other set-pieces are grippingly darker, and some don't quite make sense (why does Magneto feel the need to levitate an entire stadium?).
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After a couple of gimmicky transgressive comedies (Humpday and Your Sister's Sister), writer-director Lynn Shelton takes a more observant approach this time. So even if, as before, the script never quite fills in the gaps in the story, it at least knowingly recreates relational awkwardness in a remarkably sensitive way. And the characters are almost eerily easy to identify with.
The centre of the story is Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt), who is debating whether she should move in with her rebound boyfriend (Scoot McNairy). This sparks her to think about her whole life, and she ends up recoiling at the idea of touching human flesh. Which is a problem since she's a massage therapist. By contrast, her dentist brother Paul (Josh Pais) believes he might have the ability to heal his patients, so he consults Abby's reiki-practitioner colleague (Alison Janney) for advice. Meanwhile, Paul's daughter Jenny (Ellen Page) is terrified to tell her father that she hates working as his assistant. And she's even more afraid to admit that she has a crush on her aunt's boyfriend.
Along the way, Abby, Paul and Jenny are all pushed into a turning point in their lives by an unexpected change in circumstances, which of course feels a bit contrived. But the film's real strength is in the messy connection between family members who have issues with themselves and each other, all of which are expressed through clumsy conversations and uncomfortable physicality. As insecure siblings, DeWitt and Pais are terrific in complex roles that draw on the actors' nervous energy. But only Pais and McNairy are genuinely likeable: men who haven't a clue what to do. By contrast, the always terrific Page and Janney have much less-developed roles.
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Patrick Stewart was seen arriving at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York alongside his wife Sunny Ozell. He plays the much-loved character of Professor X in the movie, whose younger self is portrayed by James McAvoy.
Hugh Jackman had a huge smile on his face as he arrived at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, despite the bandage on his nose which was placed there following treatment to remove a basal-cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer). He thrilled photographers but posing WITH them as well as for them and struck an appropriate pose by crossing his arms in an 'X' sign.
The world is verging on an apocalyptic disaster as the mutants continue to engage in vicious battles with only one possible outcome - their extinction. Unfortunately, any chance of saving the world from its oncoming fate has been and gone a long time ago - though there could be a way to change history. The two wisest mutants of the universe, Charles Xavier and Magneto, have been at odds for a great many years, but they must this time unite to have any hope of saving their people. They contact Wolverine to help them on their mission to go back in time and convince their younger selves that trouble lies ahead if they don't make the right decisions; Wolverine is the only one who can take on such a task with his healing powers giving him enough strength, but can he possibly save the future?
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